Ian Ziering's 'minibike gang' brawl: LAPD arrests 2 suspects

Los Angeles police have arrested two members of the minibike crew that allegedly attacked “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Ian Ziering in Hollywood late last year.

Police announced Tuesday that detectives and officers identified and detained two suspects, a 20-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, in connection with the public fight. In January, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to the Times that an assault report had been taken in connection with an incident near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in which Ziering was listed as a victim.

The altercation between Ziering and a member of the “mini-bike gang” broke out on New Year's Eve over possible damage the bikers caused to the actor's vehicle, police said in a statement. Video of the confrontation, published by TMZ in January, shows more bikers joining the fray, chasing and hitting Ziering as he races down Hollywood Boulevard.

“After the assault, the minibike drivers destroyed the driver's vehicle while his 10-year-old son remained in the front seat,” added Tuesday's statement. “The victim and her son did not suffer serious injuries.”

A representative for Ziering did not immediately respond to The Times' request for comment Wednesday.

Ziering, known for playing Steve Sanders on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and Fin Shepard in the quartet of TV movies “Sharknado,” addressed the incident on Instagram a day after it occurred. He said members of the group of bikers approached his car “aggressively” and said he and his daughter emerged from the situation “unharmed.” He also expressed concern over the “increasing audacity of these groups disturbing public security and peace.”

He added: “This situation highlights a broader problem of vandalism on our streets and the need for effective law enforcement responses to such behavior. As a citizen and parent, I find it unacceptable that groups can freely engage in this type of behavior, causing fear and chaos, while the authorities' response seems insufficient.”

Police arrested the two suspects Tuesday morning. The man was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism and his bond is set at $50,000. The woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and her bond is set at $30,000, police said.

Times staff writer Nardine Saad contributed to this report.

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